When:
Saturday, May 07, 2022 12:00p -
6:00p

Where:
Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth Street
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Festivals & Fairs, Food, Good for Groups, Kid Friendly, Music, Nature, Outside, Party, Photoworthy, Seasonal, Social Good

Event website:
https://www.spontaneouscelebrations.org/calendar/wake-up-the-earth

The first Wake Up the Earth Festival took place in 1979 on land that had been cleared for the Highway (I-95) during the late sixties but which fortunately was stopped by a strong grassroots movement embodied in the South-West Corridor Coalition. Close to Jackson Square along Lamartine Street, a community garden and greenhouse (The Farm) were built on the rubble left by the demolition that had already started and the Festival served as a celebration of the defeat of the highway. It was an attempt to bring together the different communities that lived on both sides of the (then) wall and railroad tracks, in celebration of spring and an appreciation of the piece of earth that was saved. The music, performances, banners, parades, and celebrations spring from the diversity of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain.


Date: May 7, 2022 (rain date: May 8, 2022)


Times: 12:00pm-6:00pm


Parade Gatherings: 10:30am.


Parade Route: This year parades will start at Curtis Hall, the Curley K-8 School, and the Egleston Square YMCA. Jamaica Plain and Roxbury parades will meet at Jackson Square and continue together along Lamartine to kick off the Festival at Stony Brook.


May Day Mural: See the May Day Mural on the Fence around the corner from Stony Brook T-Station.


Zero Waste Festival: Please help us protect the earth by BRINGING YOUR OWN CUTLERY AND CUPS/MUGS!

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